Dinesh Karthik led Kolkata Knight Riders will host Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on April 16 in the 13th match of IPL 2018. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM Local. Delhi Daredevils will play under the leadership of local boy Gautam Gambhir.
Both KKR and DD have played three matches so far and both the sides have won just one game. While KKR lost its last encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 wickets, Delhi finally tasted its first victory of this season after beating MI by 7 wickets at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
While this will be the third game of KKR at Eden Gardens, they would be looking for a strong comeback after a terrific loss against SRH. DD would be confident after their first win and would be looking to carry forward their momentum.
DD- L, L, W
KKR- W, L, L
It was a below-par performance from KKR against SRH. Apart from Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana and skipper Dinesh Karthik none of the KKR batter managed to score in double digit. The same was the case in bowling, Dinesh Karthik failed to used the bowlers appropriately. In terms of the team change, management might bring in one or two changes. However, most probably, they are expected to field the same playing 11.
Delhi’s choice of bringing in Jason Roy in place of Colin Munro helped them clinch their first win of the season. In bowling also, Delhi made a strong comeback after the power play. They are too expected to remain unchanged.
There’s no news of Chris Morris playing today. He missed the last game due to an illness and will play this match if fully fit.
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Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Ishank Jaggi, Mitchell Johnson, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Cameron Delport, Tom Curran, Nitish Rana, Chris Lynn, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Vinay Kumar, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon Searles, Shubman Gill
Gautam Gambhir (c), Trent Boult, Glenn Maxwell, Sandeep Lamichhane, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Jayant Yadav, Sayan Ghosh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Roy, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Colin Munro, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Liam Plunkett, Naman Ojha, Daniel Christian, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra
Apart from KKR making one or two changes, both the teams are expected to field the same playing 11. Here’s the probable KOL vs DEL playing 11.
Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav
Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Mohammed Shami, Gautam Gambhir (c), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian/C Mosrris, Rahul Tewatia, Trent Boult
Jason Roy was phenomenal for Delhi in his first outing. He scored an unbeaten 91 of 53 deliveries and helped DD register their first win. Apart from him, Rishabh Pant (47 of 25) and Shreyas Iyer (27 of 20) at the end helped DD achieve the target. In bowling, Trent Boult, D Christian, and Rahul Tewatia shared two wickets each.
For KOL, C Lynn(49 of 34), Dinesh Karthik(29 of 27) and Nitish Rana(18 of 16) were the top scorers in the last game. Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, and Andre Russell can also be crucial in terms of scoring runs.
Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mitchell Johnson will be the key bowlers for KKR.
This will be third outing for KKR at Eden Gardens this year. In two matches so far, they have won 1 and lost 1. It will be interesting to watch how they take on the high on confidence DD. While both the teams are equally strong, an evenly poised contest is expected to take place.
As per our KOL vs DEL match predictions, KKR will turn out to be the winner.
Dinesh Karthik will be a better choice for wicketkeeper as he is consistently making 20 -30 runs for his team. In batting Jason Roy, Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana will be the safe bet. In all-rounder, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine will be the best choice. Both are in good form and can earn you more points.
In bowling, you can choose between Trent Boult, Mitchell Johnson, Rahul Tewatia and Kuldeep Yadav.
Disclaimer- Management can take any decision at last moment. The KOL vs DEL dream11 match preview we are providing here is based on our research and analysis. So, we urge you to pick your playing 11 or go with the same team if you feel so. Also, hit the bell icon to never miss an important update from us.